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RATINGS: 1194   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.

First Brewed: 1996
First Bottled: 2002
Available: August - November
Malt Style: Pale Ale, Whole Wheat, Munich Light
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Willamette, Saphir
Color: Golden
OG: 1.048

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle, no dating on it that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear dark gold color with about a half inch off-white carbonated head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing. The brew smells like pumpkin spices and artificial sugar. It tastes like pumpkin spices (allspice, clove, cinnamon), sugar substitute and a bit of breadiness. Mouthfeel/body is light, itís a bit coating and watery with a good amount of carbonation. Itís not the best or most enjoyable pumpkin ale Iíve had, but with what Iíve heard about Pumpkinhead over the years I was expecting it to be worse. Itís not hard to drink at all, and I wouldnít turn one down if someone gave me a bottle. With that being said, Iím glad I bought just a single!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear rich yellow with small white foamy head, pumpkin aroma, low carbonation, somewhat metallic taste with a hint of spices, abrupt finish. Pretty tasteless and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Pours a deep medium orange in color with a thin white head. Very strong aroma of cinnamon and spice. The taste is a nice mixture of fall spices and pumpkin and very sweet. This is one of the first fall beers that I found that actually has some flavor. Not watery or blah. I would have rated it higher but it is a little too sweet. I donít think I could drink a whole bottle by itself. Great for a small sample or accompanied with food. Very smooth no harshness or bitterness, just too sweeeeeeet!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SteveOrz85 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Grabbed as part of a mix-a-six pack just to try it. 12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Two inch white head disappears quickly leaving a thin white ring. No lacing. Beer is a pale golden color. Aroma is pumpkin at first but fades to a spicy cider like aroma. Taste is sweet with a lot of spice especially cinnamon and nutmeg. Really no hints of pumpkin noticeable. Very thin texture. Light bodied beer with light carbonation. Overall this beer is near the bottom of my list of pumpkin ales. Very artificial tasting to me. Was worth a try but unlikely to purchase again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Wheat and huge pumpkin spice. Cinnamon as well. Solid fall pumpkin brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dayth (23) - - SEP 28, 2015
Nicely balanced pumpkin ale without an excessive use of pumpkin spices frequently found in this style of seasonal beers. Light cloves and nutmeg spices with the background roasted pumpkin merging with the light caramel malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Hazy orange Amber little rimming white head; aroma is grainy windy alcohol with slight ; flava is light malty tinny slight hint of spice; feels light watery some fizz; finishes seltzery softly spicy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeepGC4x4 (31) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Poured from bottle. Pours golden yellow with a think white head. Aroma is of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Slightly carbonated. Tastes of pumpkin pie spice and a hint of pumpkin, along with malts giving off a rustic, outdoorsy taste, like that of hay. Itís light, with a decent flavor. Not a bad beer to drink for the fall. Iíd buy it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Not bad. Much more spice than pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg, some others here and there. Orange-amber color. Not much on the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has mild spice and a touch of pumpkin pie. Medium sweetness. Lighter body and medium to lower carbonation.

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